It’s lovely to welcome Kathryn Jane today, with a fun and easy recipe for ice-box cookies. (The British translation of “fridge biscuits” doesn’t have quite the same ring to it!)
Kathryn Jane is one of the contributors to our Bake, Love, Write dessert recipe book, where you can find lots of other delicious recipes.
Thanks for coming along today, Kathryn!
My favorite holiday recipe is my Mom’s icebox cookies, because you can make them so different! The basic recipe never changes, but you can add anything from chocolate chips, nuts and mini-marshmallows, to cocoa or food coloring. I like making several batches and add everything but the kitchen sink! The most fun, are the checker-boards or stripe you can create by using food coloring in portions of the dough.
1 c Butter
1 c White sugar
1 c Brown sugar
1 t Vanilla
3 1/2 c Flour
1 t Baking Soda
1/8 t Salt
Add sugar until all is fluffy.
Add well beaten eggs and vanilla and beat well
Mix and sift flour, baking soda and salt and add slowly to wet mixture
Now add the fun stuff. Chocolate chips, raisins, coconut, food coloring or whatever you like
Roll and refrigerate (or freeze if not planning to bake them for several days)
Slice and cook on greased cookie sheets at 400 for 10-12 minutes.
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My latest release is VOICES, a Romantic Suspense with paranormal elements (Psychic abilities).
She’s desperate to stop a killer….
Rachel Meyers has been on the run long enough—hiding from more than just death. But now the murders happening around her are forcing her to take a stand and the only person she can trust to help is the man she ran away from. Her husband.
He’s desperate to have his wife back….
Quinn Meyers has spent two years searching for Rachel. Now she’s back, scared and asking for help. But Quinn wants answers. Helping her is a given, he won’t say no, but he also won’t let her go again. Not without a fight.
Quinn’s body still aches for Rachel, even though he’s guarded his heart since the day she left. Her continued secrecy is tearing apart any hope of saving their marriage. But more than love is at stake if Quinn and Rachel can’t find the killer.
BUY LINK Amazon US / Amazon UK (Will be available in print by Monday)
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Thanks so much for coming, Kathryn. I loved the idea of forming the biscuit (cookie) dough in a roll and then just slicing it. What a simple yet delicious recipe! And the blurb for VOICES sounds really gripping. Best of luck with your new release!
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Thanks for having me her today, Helena!
By the way, I’m running a bit of a contest over on my blog… anyone who signs up for my newsletter becomes eligible to win a prize. The grand prize is a Kindle Touch, but there’s other cool stuff too, like calendars from the charities I support, Cat Rescues, Riding for Developing Abilities and more ;)
It’s been lovely having you, Kathryn! I’ll put the word out about your competition. What fab prizes! Best of luck with it, and with your new release!
Thanks Helena, I just love giving stuff away :)
Kathryn Jane, my favorite holiday cookie recipe of my mother’s was also icebox cookies. And she made about a dozen different kinds of Christmas cookies. (We always had a lot of company over the Christmas holiday.) She put anise in her icebox cookies. They were so good. I wish I had one right now!
Thank you for your recipe and for making me think about my mother’s baking at this special time of year. :) Best wishes for Voices.
I’m so glad I sparked a happy memory for you Susan! And thanks for the good wishes :)
Susan, I just accidently deleted your email …pls shoot me another so I can get back to you.
Hi Susan, what a lovely memory! My last guest used anise in a recipe, too, so I must try it, It’s not used often in baking here in the UK, but I love aniseed.
Thanks for coming by and for sharing your Christmas memory.
Helena, Fridge biscuits is a new term for me. I like it.Kathryn Jane, I am not a cookie baker, but I might be able to handle this one. How thick or thin do you make the slice? See, I told you I’m not a cookie baker. I love the idea of making a batch and adding different “tastes” to the different batches. I am definitely a reader though. Voices sounds intriguing. Best wishes!
I cut them about a 1/4 of an inch if I want crispy and there’s nothing thick like chocolate chips added to them, otherwise I go a bit thicker …. and my oven, unlike my Mom’s only takes 8 minutes :) … so you have to keep an eye on them.
Thanks for the wishes!
Hey, Kathryn. How fun to discover you here at Helena’s! Y’all must read Kathryn’s books. While I haven’t this one yet (it sits impatiently waiting for me on my Kindle.), she a super author with intriguing stories.
Do your cookies come out soft or hard, Kathryn? I’ll FB and Tweet. :)
Hey Marsha, nice to bump into you over cookies :) and such nice things to say about my books, thanks!
When I slice them thin, they’re crispy. But sometimes I slice a bit thicker, and scrunch the dough up a bit to make a denser chewy cookie :)
Hi Kathryn, thanks Marsha for sharing the blog on FB :) Happy to see a recipe that I can handle, lol. My motto is 5 ingredients or less, which is really funny when you consider I owned a restaurant for thirteen years :) Congrats on Voices, Kathryn, I look forward to reading it. Happy holidays.
Thanks Jacquie! …I’m with you, the simpler the better when it comes to cooking :) …unlike our books, where we have twisting and complicated mysteries :)
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Hi Jacquie and Marsha, lovely to meet you both for cookies :) I’m looking forward to reading Kathryn’s suspense, too! It sounds a gripping read. thanks so much ot you both for coming by!
Thanks for the recipe…I always trust friends over cookbooks. LOVED Voices.
You’re welcome Jeanie :) …. and oh boy, you gave me the sweetest gift to start my day! I’m so glad you loved Voices!!!!! Excuse me while I happy dance for a minute or two :D